Christian Eriksen will leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer if only Real Madrid come calling for him according to ex-Liverpool star Steve Nicol.
Eriksen’s current contract runs out at the end of the next season and has been constantly linked with a move away from Tottenham.
Los Blancos are said to be the most likely destination for the Dane as they see him as a replacement for an ageing Luka Modric.
Spurs’ Premier League rivals Manchester United have also kept an eye out on his contract developments at the White Hart Lane.
and Nicol says that the next move will be the last ‘big one’ for the 27-year-old.
“I think it depends on who’s looking for him,” Nicol said.
“If Real Madrid, who we know are rebuilding, for example, if it’s them, I think he leaves.
“He knows that Tottenham are still in England behind City and Liverpool.
“So he can rule out winning the Premier League I think for the next two or three years.
“That means he’s going to be, what, in a couple of seasons, 30?
“This is his last chance for a big move.
“When he left Ajax to go to Tottenham, that was a big move.
“Now, it seems the right time for him to make another big move.
“So unfortunately for Tottenham fans, I think if somebody likes a Real Madrid comes in, then he’s going to go.
“So I’m going to say this is a hit because Tottenham like money and this is the last chance they’ll get to get big money for this guy.
“I think that [he hasn’t signed a contract] tells you that he’s thinking about [leaving] as well.”
Tottenham next travel away to Everton on the final game week of the Premier League before their epic showdown against Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the Champions League finale on June the 1st.